Komphela, Middendorp accept result


Their Absa Premiership clash at Harry Gwala Stadium exploded into life in the second half, but neither side could find a way to break the deadlock in a game that was as physical as they come.

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The result sees Maritzburg remain undefeated at home this season while they now occupy fourth position on the log, while Celtic are just outside the top half in 10th place.

“It is a fair result, I would say,” said Komphela. “In the second half we got better, and there was more box activity from us. You could see that the game was very tactical.

“They are a difficult team. Of the teams in the PSL they are with Chiefs and SuperSport as the sides that understand how to play quick transitions. I think we coped very well, a point was okay.”

Middendorp was perhaps a little less satisfied, but did accept that the result was not disastrous.

“We achieved the minimum,” said Middendorp. “We could have made the first half count more. We had three, four or five good positions and I think tactically we had the advantage.

“In the second half we really needed to make those four on three and three on two chances count. You have to hit the target.

“Anyway, I have already said to the players that this is over and we have to start preparing for Chippa United on November 23.”

Maritzburg, meanwhile, are next in action when they travel to Ajax Cape Town on November 22.